5 Minute Friday: Mess

Finally.  Friday.  Time for 5 Minute Friday.  Click on the icon above if you’d like to read how 5 Minute Friday was started and if you’d like to write with the rest of the gang.

This week’s word prompt is: mess

Have you ever read Mercer Mayer?  He’s one of my favorite children’s authors.  Little Critter is one of his most popular characters and I love this book:The book is about how Little Critter has to clean up his room so that he can find his baseball glove.  You can tell by the book cover that he’s overwhelmed by the mess.

How many times am I overwhelmed with the mess in my kitchen? My basement (which is still filled with unpacked boxes)? How about my life?

Too many times!

I sometimes have the exact same look on my face that Little Critter has on his.

Don’t you wish we had huge brooms and dustpans and could just sweep everything up and toss it?

Hmm.  That would be grand.

Instead of the broom and dustpan, I have a pair of knees.

No, I don’t crawl around and clean the floors.

I kneel down and ask God for His grace and His help in cleaning up my life.

Catholics have a special Sacrament of Reconciliation.  We have the chance (as often as we want to take the chance) to clean our souls through this Sacrament.  The beautiful thing about reconciling ourselves to God is that we don’t necessarily have to visit a Priest to do so.

There are many moments during the day that I stop and ask God to carry me through my messes and to help me clean them up.  At night, I thank Him for another day and ask him to forgive me for any wrongdoings by saying “I’m sorry”

What a relief that can be!  In the mornings, I pray and ask Him to guide me through the brand new day and to bless me and my family.

God must have a pretty big broom :)

*Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter gets into so many messes – I love that Little Critter.  Maybe because he reminds me of myself?





  1. says

    This so inspired me today – there’s something about seeing ourselves as God’s children (and reading a children’s book about mess) that helps us to give ourselves a break, and to grow. Childlikeness asks for help… something I don’t do enough. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. lemondrop87 says

    Patty; A beautiful piece for your 5 minute Friday piece; and yes, we all can and should ask God for help in cleaning up our messes, I know that I can never clean up the ones I make on a daily basis.
    Keep up the good Blogs for I bet you have a good crew that enjoy reading them; I know I do… Alice..

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